Just a having a hunch about the way things work isn’t enough to get it into a text book or curriculum. Hunches must go through a rigorous process in which they are tested and debated by the scientific community. Intelligent … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: October 2009
This one’s from the e-vaults. I spent my first year of grad school making up undergraduate physics classes because I came in with a chemistry degree. One of those requirements was a laboratory class where we did things like measure … Continue reading
A colleague of mine, Katie Bourzac, has written a post about the future of supercomputing according to IBM. Yes, the future is light. Essentially, the only way to find enough bandwidth to transport all the data required for future supercomputers … Continue reading
Often the Nobel Prize in physics is awarded to researchers who have devised some arcane theory that’s impossible for most people to comprehend. Not so this year. The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics went to a trio of scientists who, … Continue reading
Definitely worth it: Full post from Gizmodo.